Saturday, November 28, 2009

Show #209--11/29/09

Heard it in a Love Song—The Marshall Tucker Band
Face Down in the Dressing Room—Steve Gollnick
Home—Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Why Do I Feel Alone—The RFD
Straight Aero—Jeff Thomas
Get Higher—Black Grape
Back of Love—Burning Airlines
He’s Gonna Step on You Again—John Kongos
New Love Grows on Trees—Peter Doherty
Sound the Alarms—Immaculate Machine
Train Song—Feist + Ben Gibbard
In My Life—Jake Shimabukuro
We’re for the Dark—Badfinger

Hour 2—40 Years Ago:
Billboard Hot 100 Spotlight, November 29, 1969

Volunteers—Jefferson Airplane (#85)
Fancy—Bobbie Gentry (#75)
Cupid—Johnny Nash (#65)
Okie from Muskogee—Merle Haggard (#61)
We Love You, Call Collect—Art Linkletter (#48)
A Brand New Me—Dusty Springfield (#40)
Evil Woman, Don’t Play Your Games with Me—Crow (#38)
Tracy—The Cuff Links (#27)
Holly Holy—Neil Diamond (#18)
Baby I’m for Real—The Originals (#14)
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye—Steam (#5)
Take a Letter Maria—R.B. Greaves (#4)
Wedding Bell Blues—The 5th Dimension (#3)
And When I Die—Blood, Sweat & Tears (#2)
Come Together/Something—The Beatles (#1)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Show #208--11/27/09 (Friday Sampler)

A few extra hours on the air this week, from 6-8pm (EST, he clarified. Hmm.), and a special show with a new mix at the top and an encore hour that follows. New show this coming Sunday, too! (Give thanks. Throw money.)

The Great Defector—Bell X1
Feel Good Inc.—Gorillaz
Evening Life—The XYZ Affair
Any Moment Now—Koufax
These Are the Laws—Judie Tzuke
Norway—Beach House
Life on a Chain—Pete Yorn
River of Orchids—XTC
Free—Deniece Williams
Woman to Woman—Shirley Brown
I Need Your Lovin’—Teena Marie
Vehicle—Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna

Hour 2—Guide to Life (from 5/3/09)

Deteriorata—National Lampoon
If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out—Cat Stevens
Spanish Pipedream—John Prine
Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen)—Baz Luhrmann
Learn How to Fall—Paul Simon
Always Keep an Edge on Your Knife—Corb Lund
Respect Yourself—The Staple Singers
You Can Get it if You Really Want—Jimmy Cliff
No Sex—Chris Rock
You’ve Got to Believe in Something—Spin Doctors
You Learn—Alanis Morissette
Desiderata—Les Crane

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Show #207--11/22/09

As it turns out, I'm on for four hours tonight, filling in for Dr. Gonzo, who normally follows me. I'm gonna try and steal his groove between 10-12, and play more dancier and funkier tracks than I normally do. That said: Here's what the 8-10pm show should look like:

Only Heaven Knows—Kevin Ayers
Why Oh Why—Sweetwater
The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil—Jefferson Airplane
A Small Package of Value Will Come to You, Shortly—Jefferson Airplane
Young Girl Sunday Blues—Jefferson Airplane
Games for Days—Julian Plenti
Well, Well—Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
Willie and Laura Mae Jones—Nancy Wilson
Fool for You—The Impressions
Wack Wack—The Young Holt Trio
Investigate—Major Lance
At the Top of the Stairs—The Formations
Mr. Jin—Art Blakey

Hour 2—Sire Records (Part 2)

Pop Muzik—M
Only You—Yaz
Genius of Love—Tom Tom Club
America is Waiting—Brian Eno & David Byrne
I Shot My Manager—Gruppo Sportivo
Ca Plane Pour Moi—Plastic Bertrand
Message of Love—The Pretenders
Tainted Love—Soft Cell
Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now—The Smiths
People Are People—Depeche Mode
Chains of Love—Erasure
Torture—The Replacements
Season of Hollow Soul—k.d. lang

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Show #206--11/15/09

Changes—The Zombies
Birds Fly Away—Theresa Andersson
Brick People Chant—Grampall Jookabox
Help I’m Alive—Metric
Bi-Curious—Roger Klug
Free Me—Roger Daltrey
While You Wait for the Others—Grizzly Bear
Vox Humana—Kenny Loggins
Tyranny—The Stabilizers
One for Me and You—Climax Blues Band
A Hundred Hearts—The Swimmers
You—Abra Moore
Possession—Sarah McLachlan

Hour 2—Sire Records

I’m Coming Home—The Deviants
Granny Takes a Trip—The Purple Gang
Christine I—Peter Kelley
A Commercial Proposition—Matthews’ Southern Comfort
Insurance—Climax Chicago Blues Band
Taking Some Time On—Barclay James Harvest
Hocus Pocus—Focus
Caribbean Moon—Kevin Ayers
Crazy Talk—Chilliwack
Blitzkrieg Bop—Ramones
The Book I Read—Talking Heads
Get Over You—The Undertones
Shake Some Action—The Flamin’ Groovies

Next week: More Sire Records, from 1979, and onward...

Caribbean Moon (1973)--Kevin Ayers

I'm not saying this video represents the entire second hour of tonight's sampler, but I thought it was fairly hilarious, and only gets better as it progresses. Ladies and gentlemen, the song stylings and banana dances of Kevin Ayers and friends.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Show #205--11/8/09

“Allegro II” from Water Music—Jacques Loussier Trio
Sail on, Sailor—The Beach Boys
Waterfall—Daniel Rossen
Jesus Was a Crossmaker—Judee Sill
Stoned Soul Picnic—Laura Nyro
Chasing Pirates—Norah Jones
Afterglow of Your Love—The Small Faces
I’m Not Tryin’ to Hurt You—The Outsiders
I Need Love—The Third Booth
Pride of Man—Quicksilver Messenger Service
Fire—Jimi Hendrix Experience
Borrowed Feet—Assembly of Dust
Drowning on Dry Land—Albert King
Solid Ground—Steve Hackett

Hour 2—For the Birds

Hummingbird—Seals & Crofts
Hummingbird, Go!—Theresa Andersson
Green Jay—Christina Courtin
On the Wings of a Nightingale—The Everly Brothers
Mockingbird—Charlie & Inez Foxx
Tennessee Birdwalk—Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
Bird Calls—Charles Mingus
Parrot Sketch—Monty Python
Birdhouse in Your Soul—They Might Be Giants
Bluebird—Paul McCartney & Wings
Albatross—Fleetwood Mac
Rare Bird—Eliza Gilkyson
Seagull—Joe Bonamassa